Weekly Mailing to Tenure line, Affiliate, Visitors, Administrative Professionals, and Professional Support Staff in CLAS


CLAS Weekly Mailing 05-04-22


1. Thank you, Spring Gathering participants 



2. “Undeliverable” Incomplete Grade Form 

3. No fee workshop on OER 



4. Important deadlines                

5. Upcoming events                


COVID Policy 






1. Thank you, Spring Gathering participants 

Last week’s Spring Celebration for faculty and staff was a big success. Thanks to Faculty Council for their partnership. We would like to give a special shout out to Sally Ross, her husband Ken, Len O’Kelly, and Mona Silva. Without their work, this event would not have been possible. The Calder Arts Center was a wonderful venue. We appreciate the collaboration and support from the Department of Visual and Media Arts (Paul Wittenbraker, Alicia Delacruz, and Jenna Stehouwer).  



2. “Undeliverable” Incomplete Grade Form 

Please double check the email address you enter for your students on the online Incomplete Grade Form. We have received many “undeliverable” emails from Outlook that cannot be delivered to the student because of typos. The Incomplete form serves as a contract between the instructor and student laying out the terms of completing course work, so if the student does not receive a copy, they could argue they did not understand what was required. Student email addresses are easily accessible in Banner. 


3. No fee workshop on OER 

  Are you interested in the following: 

  • Providing free online textbooks or other course materials to your students? 

  • Having your own textbook that is a combination of multiple existing books (e.g., chapters 1-4 from Smith, 5-6 from Jones, and 7-10 from Van der Jones)? 

  • Creating your own online course materials (including a full textbook and homework) that you can share with others? 

Hope College will be hosting a workshop this summer to help people learn how to use and create Open Education Resources. This workshop will be specifically centered on one OER platform called LibreTexts. LibreTexts is the most-visited OER platform in the world and includes materials in all subject areas. 

The free workshop will be June 27-29. You can register for the workshop here. Want to know more? reach out to me Rachel Driscoll ([email protected]). This workshop is open to anyone, not just GSVU faculty, so please feel free to share this invitation. 




4.  Important‌ ‌deadlines      ‌        ‌ ‌ ‌                                                                   
Anytime       Faculty can self-submit an item for the FORUM.   [email protected]            ‌ ‌     ‌ ‌                                             

May 5    Salary Adjustment Spreadsheets due to Tracy at [email protected] by noon 

May 6    2022-2023 catalog changes due to [email protected]             

May 6    Facilities requests for work to be done Summer 2023 (more substantial projects needing university funding, renovations, whole-classroom furniture changes, etc.) Submit to Mona Silva on Facilities Request Form.    

May 9 First six week and 12-week Spring/Summer courses begin    

May 13 100% tuition refund deadline first six week/12-week classes 

May 20 75% tuition refund deadline first six-week classes      

May 20   Enter all 21/22 Student Learning Outcome Assessment Data into GV Advance        

May 30    Memorial Day recess        

June 3 75% tuition refund deadline 12-week classes  

June 10 ‘W’ deadline first six-week classes 

June 21 – 22 Final Exams first six-week classes 

June 24 ‘W’ deadline 12-week classes 

June 26 Final Grades for first six-week grades due from Faculty by 11:59 p.m.  

June 27 Second six-week classes begin 

July 1 100% tuition refund deadline second six-week classes 

July 8 75% tuition refund deadline second six-week classes 

July 29 ‘W’ deadline 12 class classes 

August 9 Second six week and 12-week classes end 

August 9 – 10 Final exams second six week and 12-week classes 

August 14 Final Grades for second six week/12-week classes due by 11:59 p.m. 

August 29 Fall Classes Begin 



5. Upcoming‌ ‌events         ‌ ‌ ‌                                             

May 4    CANCELLED Unit Head Meeting       

May 4-5 Meetings for strategic implementation teams     

Jun. 8     Farmers Market opens       

Aug. 10-12 Fall 2022 New Faculty Orientation     

Aug. 11 Regalia Repair Clinic (indicate your interest to [email protected]), 12-1:30 p.m. B-4-231 MAK    

Aug. 24  FTLC Conference     

Aug. 25  CLAS Fall Faculty and Staff Meeting 

Sep. 22   GV ARTS: As Is: Beauty and the Body in Contemporary Art 

Sep. 28-29  Homerathon          


COVID Policy Links

Note: Daily COVID self-assessment is not required at this time.

Lakers Together 

Attendance policy

Travel Risk Assessment Tool and other travel information

Face Coverings Compliance Protocol (including employee FAQs)

Cancellation/Closure/Remote policy (SLT 6.3) which was updated in 2020 by the Senior Leadership Team.


 Newsletters/information you may have missed          

Alert Level 0

New Recruitment Process

AP Forum  

GVSU Art Gallery Fall Preview 

VAT Transition Detailed 

Accounting Operations Team Newsletter (including training opportunity for PSS) 

When the learning management system (LMS) becomes available again after the migration, there will be a new login page URL:  

Annual reports of our faculty governance committees 

Banner maintenance  Saturday, May 7 from 4 – 6 a.m. While updates are installed Banner Self Service, Banner Admin, Banner Workflow, Banner Proxy and other systems reliant on Banner data (Additional Student Information Apps, myGV, myBlueLaker, etc.) will be unavailable. To check the status/scheduled maintenance/outage visit the Service Portal and click the service status button. 

Procurement/Purchasing Deadlines 

Climate Survey Report Save the Date (May 11) 

GV Wi-Fi If you have a mobile device or personal computer that connects to GVSU’s Wi-Fi you may be prompted to accept or trust a new security certificate starting on May 4th, or the next time your device connects to the GV-Student or GV-Faculty-Staff wireless network. Certificates must be routinely updated every 12 months - once updated on your mobile device or personal computer you won’t be prompted again for 12 months. 

New Office Depot URL notification 

GVSU Alumni E-news 


GVSU Summer Greek and Latin 2022
Online Greek and Latin for Summer 2022 begins Wednesday and Thursday May 11-12!

Informal, come-as-you-can reading groups meet over the summer on Zoom (by invitation--sign up below) from 5-6 PM (Eastern) on Wednesdays (Greek) and Thursdays (Latin). No cost! Open to all Friends of Classics at GVSU!

Readings are determined by the attendees and gauged to all levels. If you’ve studied ancient Greek or Latin, you are ready for the reading group!

Don't miss it! Sign up via Google Forms: <>.

invitation to retirement party

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